When discussing delicious pasta dishes, zucchini recipes aren’t exactly the first that come to mind. For years pastas have been thought of as a healthy eating choice, but sometimes they’re full of preservatives and with the high calorie sauces we put on them, it’s simply not the case. Fitness trainer and long time Total Gym user Rosalie Brown joins us today on Total Gym Pulse to give us an amazing zucchini recipe that is a an amazing alternative to waist expanding pasta.
Rosalie has a strong Italian heritage as well as a deep love and craving for pasta. However, over the years she says this love hasn’t been very friendly to her waistline. Rosalie gives us an ingenious way to satisfy the pasta cravings we all have – starting with a carrot peeler and zucchini. Begin by peeling the zucchini like you would a carrot. Next, throw the peeled zucchini strands into a wok and add your favorite pasta sauce, either a tomato or meat based sauce. Just be mindful of what type of sauce you use; a lot of times the sauce is be a huge contributor to the calories you consume!
Not only is this healthy dish friendly on the waistline, it’s also faster, hoping you save both time and inches around your waist! A quick, healthy vegetable-based dinner is served in a matter of minutes. Feel free to add a modest amount of mozzarella or Parmesan cheese to top off this incredibly delicious, satisfying and healthy pasta dish.
If zucchini isn’t a particular favorite of yours please try switching it up and substituting other healthy veggies or grains such as spaghetti squash, quinoa, brown rice noodles, shirataki noodles or soba noodles. Remember, although these choices are healthy options it is still important to remember moderation when enjoying these tasteful dishes.
We would like to thank Rosalie for contributing a healthy eating tip to Total Gym Pulse. Look out for more healthy eating tips and workouts for your Total Gym from Rosalie in future posts. …Until next time!
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